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Causes: Animals

Mission: Kindness Ranch is a 1000 acre sanctuary located in the beautiful rolling hills of Hartville, Wyoming. The mission of Kindness Ranch is to provide a sanctuary and place of rehabilitation for animals who have previously been used in laboratory research including; dogs, cats, horses, pigs and sheep. Since it was founded in 2006, Kindness Ranch has provided sanctuary to almost 250 animals. Working to rehabilitate dogs and cats in a home-like environment, the Cats and dogs at Kindness Ranch live together with their human caretakers in spacious yurts specially designed to meet their needs. They receive round-the-clock care to help them adjust to their new lives. The Kindness Ranch also provides an adoption program for all the animals that can be rehabilitated. Those who are too debilitated, old or ill to be placed in a loving home can remain on the ranch to live out their days, surrounded by caretakers and volunteers who put the animals’ well-being first.

Results: Provided sanctuary for 1000 animals since 2006

Target demographics: animals no longer being used in research

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250 animals since 2006

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: Kindness Ranch is a 1000 acre sanctuary located in the beautiful rolling hills of Hartville, Wyoming. The mission of Kindness Ranch is to provide a sanctuary and place of rehabilitation for animals who have previously been used in laboratory research including; dogs, cats, horses, pigs and sheep. Since it was founded in 2006, Kindness Ranch has provided sanctuary to almost 250 animals. Working to rehabilitate dogs and cats in a home-like environment, the Cats and dogs at Kindness Ranch live together with their human caretakers in spacious yurts specially designed to meet their needs. They receive round-the-clock care to help them adjust to their new lives. The Kindness Ranch also provides an adoption program for all the animals that can be rehabilitated. Those who are too debilitated, old or ill to be placed in a loving home can remain on the ranch to live out their days, surrounded by caretakers and volunteers who put the animals’ well-being first.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We bacame familiar with Kindness Ranch when we adopted our first retired research Beagle Moose. The staff really took the time to understand which dog would fit best with our family. After adopting Moose, we really did our research about animal testing that takes place in the US and have become a cruelty free household.

Since then, we have adopted another beagle from Kindness. She was not nearly as adjusted as Moose. She was three years old, afraid of all people and had never lived outside of her cage. She needed a lot of patience and love. She has come a long way since then.

If not for places like Kindness Ranch, animals like money would have been euthanized after their testing period was completed. These animals need a place like Kindness to find them homes so they can know love and trust in their lives. And that they are not just products to be used and tossed away.

Adopting Moose and Luna has changed my life in so many ways. But more importantly, it has changed theirs.

Thank you Kindness for the very important work you do!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Lovely surroundings and great yurt/cabins to rent so that you can stay at the Sanctuary and participate in interacting with the animals. Mary Miles is one of the best Animal Caregivers I've ever met. Her tireless efforts working with the animals, and ensuring they have a safe, clean environment in which to live and grow is remarkable. She's the type of caregiver you wish you could clone....high energy, high integrity and tremendous compassion. It's staff like Mary that makes Kindness Ranch a wonderful place for former lab animals to become rehabilitated. Kindness Ranch does great work!

Donor

Rating: 5

This non profit performs a wonderful service for retired lab animals!

Donor

Rating: 5

I love the mission of this charity-- to provide rehabilitation and a loving environment for former laboratory animals. Through their newsletter, they show us ways that they are diplomatically negotiating the release of animals from labs (animals, who, would normally been killed when the research concluded) and their recovery process, which often culminates in an adoption into a loving home. They support a range of farm animals and domestic pets. They are a smaller organization that seems to be run conscientiously. There is not a lot of wasted money on marketing materials. I also appreciate that the newsletter does not overwhelm the reader with horrific images of animals in distress. This is a wonderful group of people working to help animals who are not on most people's radars, but are going through great suffering to serve people's needs.

Jeanne F.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had been watching their website for several months and was finally ready to adopt another Beagle so a friend and I drove up to the ranch and looked at all the beagles they had. I decided on a little boy and filled out the paper work and drove home. Best decision I have made in a long time. He was shy at first everything scared him but he has come along nicely and is doing well some noises still bother him but he is getting better. I would recommend anyone looking to adopt they make the trip up to Kindness Ranch the drive will be worth your while

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the only place that rescues animals from labs when they are done testing with them. They get new homes, are re habilitated and given a new lease on the rest of their lives

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been contributing to Kindness Ranch for a number of years and am constantly amazed by the wonderful rescue work that they do providing animals with a place to stay until they can find forever homes. If you are looking for a worthwhile organization to donate to, I highly recommend Kindness Ranch!

18 Charlie11

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I transport rescue animals throughout the Midwest. I had the opportunity during a transport to visit Kindness Ranch last year. I was amazed at what I witnessed. Every volunteer showed so much kindness & compassion to the animals!
I loved Kindness Ranch so much, I'm making a detour after a transport next week to visit again!
I'm attaching a link to an album I created last year during my stay- please take a look!
https://www.facebook.com/sdcharlie/media_set?set=a.677302942299851.1073741826.100000604543318&type=3

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The compassion and dedication of these people humbles me. It is not overstatement to define their work as "life-changing".